Region 6: Southeastern WI

(Waukesha, Kenosha, Milwaukee, Racine, Ozaukee, Washington, Walworth)

People

General Volunteer Support

Association of Volunteer Managers Serving Southeastern Wisconsin


Location: P.O. Box 80083 Milwaukee, WI 53208
Link: https://www.avmwisconsin.org/site_home.cfm
Description: Our mission is to provide education, networking, support, resources and opportunities for
professional growth to those in the field of volunteer engagement.
We strive to:

  • Promote the profession of volunteer engagement
  • Provide educational opportunities for AVM members
  • Advocate for issues related to volunteerism
  • Strengthen affiliation with other volunteer engagement organizations

We serve professionals throughout southeastern Wisconsin, with a strong focus in Milwaukee and Waukesha counties.
Contact: https://www.avmwisconsin.org/site_page.cfm?pk_association_webpage_menu=6633

Volunteer Center of Racine County, Inc.


Location: 6216 Washington Ave. Suite G Racine, WI 53406
Link: http://www.volunteerracine.org/home/
Description: The Volunteer Center of Racine, Inc. is a non-profit organization that serves as a leader,
catalyst, connector and advocate for effective volunteerism in Racine County.
The Volunteer Center is a leader in our community that mobilizes people of all ages and backgrounds to
volunteer by investigating their resources of time and talent to make a difference in their own lives as
well as the lives of those that are served. The Volunteer Center is a catalyst for responding to
community needs by creating, developing, implementing and supporting volunteer opportunities. The
Volunteer Center is a connector of people and resources with the needs and services in our community.
The Volunteer Center is an advocate for promoting the value of volunteerism.
Contact: info@volunteerracine.org

Volunteer Center of Washington County


Location: 303 Water St. Suite B West Bend, WI 53095
Link:http://volunteernow.net/
Description: In 1983, the Volunteer Center was founded by a group of community leaders led by Sharon
Ziegler. These visionaries imagined a single place that connected volunteers with local for-purpose
organizations. Fast forward to today and we still love matching people with the perfect volunteer
opportunity. We’ve also grown to offer exciting programs that share a powerful message: it’s really
quite simple to do good!
Contact: contact@volunteernow.net

Volunteer Connection


Location: 735 N. Wisconsin St. #100 Elkhorn, WI 53121
Link: https://www.volunteerwalworth.org/
Description: Volunteer Connection is a 501(c) nonprofit organization that supports and matches
volunteers with local nonprofit organizations in Walworth County. Our mission is to enrich the lives of
our volunteers by actively participating in the community through volunteer service.
Contact: volunteerwalworth@gmail.com or 262-472-9632

Volunteer Ozaukee


Location: P.O. Box 39 Port Washington, WI 53074
Link: http://www.volunteerozaukee.org/
Description: Whether you’re looking for a group to tackle a one-time project, event volunteers to
support you annually or individuals interested in committing to an on-going shift or skill-based project,
we can help! Volunteer Ozaukee is a searchable online opportunity database which hundreds of local
volunteers visit every week.
Contact: uwno@sbcglobal.net or 248-613-7855

Volunteer Resource Center of Walworth County


Location: Government Center Room 112 100 W. Walworth St. Elkhorn, WI 53121
Link: http://www.co.walworth.wi.us/information_links/VolunteerResources.aspx
Description: Walworth County recognizes that people in the community can make great contributions as
volunteers in local government. The county supports and encourages the use of volunteers, when and
where it is feasible and appropriate, to enhance and expand the work of county staff.
Contact: clesniak@co.walworth.wi.us or 262-741-4223

Volunteer Resource Library: United Way


Location: 200 W. Pleasant St. Milwaukee, WI 53212
Link: https://www.unitedwaygmwc.org/Volunteer-Resource-Library
Description: Online resources on the following topics:
• Getting started
• Recruit, retain, recognize
• Risk management
• Volunteers – skilled, leaders, generational
• Corporate volunteering
• Volunteer management progressive elements
• Additional resource elements
Contact: 414-263-8100

 

Internships

Concordia University - Wisconsin


Location: 12800 N. Lake Dr. Mequon, WI 53097
Link: https://www.cuw.edu/academics/services/student-academic-resources/caace/employer-community-engagement.html
Description: We invite you to join us on Handshake, CUW’s online career engagement platform and job
board, to connect with our students and alumni. Handshake allows employers to post opportunities
(internships, part and full-time positions) and review job seekers’ profiles and resumes at no cost.
After employers have registered and logged into Handshake, they can:
• Post internship, part-time and full-time opportunities.
• Search for qualified candidates and view resumes.
• Receive announcements for upcoming Career Services programs and events.
If you’re already a Handshake user, please add “Concordia University Wisconsin & Ann Arbor” as one of
your schools. Not on Handshake? Sign up for a free Handshake account.
Contact: 262-243-4401

Marquette University Career Services Center


Location: Holthusen Hall, First Floor 1324 W. Wisconsin Ave. P.O. Box 1881 Milwaukee, WI 53201
Link: https://www.marquette.edu/career-services/employers/
Description: The Marquette University Career Services Center is committed to building an inclusive
campus community that facilitates effective employer connections with students at all levels (Freshman
to Doctoral) and in all majors. We encourage employers to interact with students early and often, and
offer a variety of recruiting solutions and on-campus engagement opportunities, including:
• Internship and job postings on Handshake, our online recruiting platform
• On-campus interview services in Career Services Center professional interview suites
• Career Fairs throughout the academic year
• Additional On-Campus Engagement Opportunities
Employers play an integral role in the professional and educational development of our students. We
look forward to collaborating with you to meet your recruiting needs!
Contact: (414) 288-7423

Milwaukee Area College Internships Consortium


Location: Milwaukee, WI
Link: https://macic.org/
Description: The Milwaukee Area College Internship Consortium (MACIC) exists to foster collegiality and
to support professionals, who work with internships in Wisconsin’s public, private, and technical
colleges and universities, through educational forums and networking opportunities.
Contact: https://macic.org/contact-us/

Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC)


Location: 700 W. State St. Milwaukee, WI 53233
Link: http://www.matc.edu/student/resources/JOBshop/student_internships.cfm
Description:
Mission
• The MATC InternConnect Office supports experiential learning by encouraging employer – internship development and student internship participation through formal, for-credit coursework.
Vision
• Students will enhance their academic and professional skills while making themselves more
marketable as they leave the campus and enter the workforce. Employers will seek MATC
interns as a pipeline for building their future workforce.
Contact: (414) 297-6244 or jobshop@matc.edu

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Career Planning Resource Center


Location: Mellencamp Hall Room 128 2442 E. Kenwood Blvd. Milwaukee, WI 53211
Link: https://uwm.edu/careerplan/
Description: UWM’s online employment portal, Handshake, provides you the opportunity to enhance
your brand and connect with UWM students and alumni. On Handshake your position is visible to
UWM’s 28,000 students and 150,000 alumni, and it is free for employers!
Contact: Employers – Linda Walker, Career Counselor/Internship Coordinator, (414) 229-4486,
walkel@uwm.edu; Students – http://uwm.edu/careerplan/jobs-internships/uwm-internshipcoordinator-directory/

University of Wisconsin - Waukesha


Location: 1500 N. University Dr. Waukesha, WI 53188
Link: http://waukesha.uwc.edu/academics/special-programs/internships
Description: Help our students explore career options and connect employers with our outstanding
University of Wisconsin‐Milwaukee at Waukesha students.Our close partnerships with employers are
vital to our mission, rewarding and mutually beneficial. Our office recognizes that the future of your
organization lies in its ability to attract the best interns and employees who will make valuable
contributions to your business or service.The UWM at Waukesha Internship Program is excited to
partner with you in order to assist you with your unique needs in several ways:
• Develop a customized plan to best meet your needs & connect you with the students you seek
• Actively promote your brand on campus
• Conscientiously strive to build a bridge between you and our faculty
• Connect you with student organizations and assist you with your diversity recruiting efforts
To further help you stand out as an organization, we have developed various sponsorship opportunities.
Contact: Alexandra Lawver, (262) 521-5200 or alexandra.lawver@uwc.edu

Waukesha County Technical College


Location: College Center Room C-012 800 Main St. Pewaukee, WI 53072
Link: https://www.wctc.edu/business-services/hire-wctc-talent/internships.php
Description: WCTC’s InternConnect system streamlines our internship process and allows you to recruit
current WCTC program students who are approved to participate in our internship program. This system
allows you to:
• Visit one centralized online location to post and manage an unlimited number of positions
• Set parameters for your position openings
• Have students’ resumes e-mailed directly to you when they apply for your position
• Electronically confirm that students have been hired
• Complete all internship evaluations online
Visit InternConnect to begin recruiting students today. We’re happy to send you an Employer User
Guide to help you set up your account, post positions and recruit qualified WCTC students.
Contact: 262-695-7848 or careers@wctc.edu

 

Event Planning and Support

 

Recruitment and Hire

Fuel Milwaukee: Diversity Toolkit


Location: 756 N. Milwaukee St. #400 Milwaukee, WI 53202
Link: https://www.fuelmilwaukee.org/page/recruiting
Description: If you’re in search of resources that can help develop or improve your business’s workplace
diversity and inclusion practices, you’ve come to the right place.
FUEL Milwaukee and The Greater Milwaukee Committee have collaborated with more than 30 regional
companies to bring you this comprehensive resource library. Within the toolkit you will find the actual
workplace diversity handbooks, policies, and other management tools used by Milwaukee’s top
businesses.
Contact: fuelinfo@mmac.org

Giersch Group: Board Recruitment


Location: 225 Regency Court # 220 Milwaukee, WI 53045
Link: http://www.gierschgroup.com/NonprofitServices/BoardBuilding
Description: Donor cultivation and board building rely on the use of existing networks as well as
identifying prospective relationships through recommendations and research to involve key constituents
in the organization. How the Giersch Group’s major donor cultivation service enhances your nonprofit:
• Defines the ideal board member
• Creates a database of known targets
• Clarifies the goals of the board to improve its functionality
• Defines and targets major donors
• Expands funding sources to increase financial stability
• Minimizes extensive searches for donor replacement by cultivating existing and new
relationships
Contact: prosper@gierschgroup.com

Milwaukee Careers Cooperative


Location: 3505 W. Wisconsin Ave. #6 Milwaukee, WI 53208
Link: http://www.mccjobs.org/
Description: Milwaukee Careers Cooperative is a non-profit employment agency in Milwaukee
connecting employers with work-ready employees. MCC prescreens all job candidates and provides job
training to economically disadvantaged individuals before linking them to new job opportunities
throughout Southeastern Wisconsin. All Milwaukee Careers Cooperative job candidates have demonstrated motivation and ability to complete a pre-employment training program. We provide temporary job placement, temp-to-hire job placement (trial basis employment), and direct hire employment in the Greater Milwaukee area. MCC does not charge a fee for permanent job placement services, which are subsidized through a grant from the City of Milwaukee.
Contact: (414) 937-8260

 

Money
Direct Project Funding and Grant Application Process

Library Resources: University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee


Location: 2311 E. Hartford Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53211
Link: https://guides.library.uwm.edu/c.php?g=56446&p=363067
Description: The Grants Library – Proposal Writing
Contact: (414) 229-4659

 

Fundraising and Development Support and Expertise

Association of Fundraising Professionals - Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter


Location: P.O. Box 511400 Milwaukee, WI 53203
Link: http://www.afpsewi.org/
Description: “AFP – Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter develops fundraising professionals, advances the
profession, and inspires a culture of philanthropy in our communities.”
Contact: (414) 399-0281

Community Shares of Greater Milwaukee


Location: 5027 W. North Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53208
Link: https://www.communitysharesmke.org/
Description: Community Shares of Greater Milwaukee is a membership organization, passionately
committed to raising money for its nonprofit members. Our members focus on social justice, animal
welfare, and the environment. We partner with businesses who share a passion for these issues and
understand the importance of supporting local nonprofits. Together we help employees give to
members through payroll deduction. For most of our members, partnerships with Community Shares of
Greater Milwaukee is their only way to access workplace giving campaigns. Help us help them make
Milwaukee a better place to live.
Contact: info@communitysharesmke.org or 414-342-0883

Do More 24 Racine: United Way of Racine


Location: 2000 Domanik Dr. Racine, WI 53404
Link: https://www.domore24racine.org/
Description: Thank you for making DO MORE 24 Racine a success! In 24-hours, community members
throughout Racine County supported over 50 non-profits by donating their time, talent and treasure.
This inaugural community-wide event showcased Racine County’s spirit of giving and the collective
effort it takes to strengthen our local nonprofits and better serve our residents in need.
Contact: info@domore24racine.org

Greater Milwaukee Foundation


Location: 101 W. Pleasant St. #210 Milwaukee, WI 53212
Link: http://www.greatermilwaukeefoundation.org/grants/grant-seekers/apply-for-a-grant/
Description: “The Greater Milwaukee Foundation holds a competitive grant process each quarter to
award funding from our unrestricted and field of interest funds. Eligible 501(c)(3) nonprofits in
Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington and Waukesha counties may apply.”
Contact: (414) 272-5805

McDonals Schaefer (Milwaukee office)


Location: 342 N. Water Street, Suite 600, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Link: https://mcdonaldschaefer.com/service/general-fundraising
Description: Every nonprofit organization must engage in fundraising on a daily basis to raise the
revenue necessary to run programs serving the organization’s clients. McDonald Schaefer engages each
individual client with an understanding of what makes them unique, strengthening their general
fundraising operations and outreach from the ground up. There is no boilerplate solution that will work
for every organization. Your organization’s success will begin with McDonald Schaefer and your
organization together learning who you are, in what areas you excel and how we can help you in
achieving the next level in your fund development initiatives.
Contact: (414) 272-1835 or contact@mcdonaldschaefer.com

 

Academic
Collaboration and Partnership Opportunities

Community Based Learning – UW-Parkside
Location: 900 Wood Rd. P.O. Box 2000 Kenosha, WI 53141
Link: https://www.uwp.edu/learn/departments/cbl/
Description: Community-based learning projects match faculty and students to the needs of the
nonprofit, government, and business community. Why partner with UW – Parkside?
• Fill a need in your organization
• Connect with experts at the university
• Expose students to your mission
• Recruit future long-term volunteers
Sample projects include research, marketing plans, strategic plans, graphic design, web page design,
database design, security audits, GIS mapping, communication plans, personnel training, conflict
resolution, applied health sciences, and more.
Contact: Amy Garrigan garrigan@uwp.edu or (262) 595-2312 at the Community Engagement office

NEWaukee Nonprofits
Location: 735 N. Water St. #501 Milwaukee, WI 53202
Link: http://newaukee.com/partner/nonprofits/
Description: “NEWaukee can help you get the word out about your mission and bring volunteers to your
doorstep. Our hope is that by connecting to a mission that resonates, NEWaukee volunteers can connect
with other great people and make a huge difference in our community. We are very proud of the
partnerships we have throughout the Milwaukee community. Because we care very much about the
impact we are able to bring to both the community and the organization, we need to be selective in the
partnerships we build.”
Contact: (414) 273-1386 or contact@newaukee.com
Uni

United Way – Pathway to Partnership
Location: 225 W. Vine St. Milwaukee, WI 53212
Link: https://www.unitedwaygmwc.org/Pathway-to-Partnership
Description: “Pathway to Partnership grants are available annually for programs that address current
priorities in Education, Income and Health. Individual agency requests from this fund may not exceed
$50,000 per year. After successfully completing and reporting on at least two years of Pathway to
Partnership Grants (one-year each) and receiving recommendations from United Way staff and
volunteers, agencies/programs may be considered for United Way partnership status. The process to
achieve partnership status takes approximately three years to complete. Approved agencies join the
110+ partnership agencies that receive ongoing, programmatic funding, and are subject to
organizational and programmatic requirements.” – See more at:
https://www.unitedwaygmwc.org/Pathway-to-Partnership#sthash.g1Qso9ii.dpuf
Contact: Gail McCarthy, (414) 263-8123

Nonprofits and Community Organizing, “Third Sector” Scholarly Expertise

http://www.phplonline.org/meeting-rooms/
Description: “The library has two meeting rooms for use by Waukesha County groups. The
Quad/Graphics Room seats up to 100 people, while the Small Meeting Room is suitable for up to 12
people seated around a large table. “
Contact: (262) 246-5180

Waukesha Public Library
Location: 321 Wisconsin Ave. Waukesha, WI 53186
Link: http://waukeshapubliclibrary.org/services_public-meeting-rooms/
Description: “When it is not needed for library activities, it may be reserved for use by Waukesha County
based non-profit groups. The room may not be used by organizations for commercial purposes or for
private social events. It seats up to 65 people and must be reserved in advance. To reserve the
Community Room, an application must be submitted a minimum of 5 business days (Monday-Friday)
prior to the meeting date in order to allow sufficient time for processing. Applications will be considered
using the guidelines set forth in the Library’s Public Meeting Room Policy.”
Contact: (262) 524-3680

 

 

Professional and Community Organizing Resources

 

Professional Development

Concordia University – Hospitality and Event Management
Location: 12800 N. Lake Shore Dr. Mequon, WI 53097
Link: https://www.cuw.edu/programs/hospitatlity/index.html
Description: “From business conferences to luxury resorts to rock concerts, hospitality and event
professionals are the brains and organizational power behind the scenes, making sure everything runs
smoothly. CUW’s Hospitality and Event Management program prepares you for success in this exciting
and growing industry.”
Contact: Joey-Lynn Bialkowski, Sport and Entertainment Business Program Director, (262) 243-7379 or joey.bialkowski@cuaa.edu

FUEL Milwaukee
Location: 756 N. Milwaukee St. #400 Milwaukee, WI 53202
Link: http://www.fuelmilwaukee.org/?page=CommunityPartners
Description: “FUEL Milwaukee has partnered with over 300 community organizations to develop
hundreds of events and opportunities for the region’s professionals to get engaged.”
Contact: Corry Joe Biddle, Executive Director, (414) 287-4137

Junior League of Milwaukee
Location: 1060 E. Juneau Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53202
Link: https://www.jlmilw.org/about/
Description: The Junior League of Milwaukee’s over 600 women volunteers reflect a wide range of
backgrounds, interests and professional pursuits. Our mission includes training our volunteers in
leadership and organizational development, community needs assessment, strategic planning,
communications, advocacy and fundraising. Through this unique training, Junior League of Milwaukee
members learn to manage and mentor other volunteers, as well as create programs to serve unmet
needs in our community.
Contact: (414) 289-9242

MATC – Meeting and Event Management Associate Degree
Location: 700 W. State St. Milwaukee, WI 53233
Link: http://www.matc.edu/business/degrees/meeting-event-management.cfm
Description: “Build a dynamic career in event management, meeting planning, special event marketing,
corporate and convention sales, or hotel marketing. Add four to seven courses to this program and you
can earn associate degrees in both Hotel/Hospitality Management and Meeting and Event
Management.“
Contact: info@matc.edu
MATC – Special Events

MATC – Special Events Management Technical Diploma
Location: 700 W. State St. Milwaukee, WI 53233
Link: http://www.matc.edu/business/diplomas/special-event-management.cfm
Description: “Put your creativity and planning skills to work and begin a career in event management.
This program covers a broad range of topics related to the hospitality industry, including marketing,
contracts and accounting.”
Contact: info@matc.edu

Milwaukee Black Professionals
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Link: https://www.meetup.com/MilwaukeeBlackProfessionals/
Description: “Milwaukee Black Professionals is city engagement organization dedicated to the
progression of young Milwaukeeans as community leaders, cultivators of a vibrant black community,
and developers of a diverse and inclusive city.”
Contact: N/A

Milwaukee Urban League Young Professionals
Location: P.O. Box 246 Milwaukee, WI 53201
Link: http://www.tmulyp.org/
Description: “The Milwaukee Urban League Young Professionals (MULYP) is an auxiliary arm of the
Milwaukee Urban League focusing on community service. Through its committees, MULYP sponsors a
variety of community service projects, fundraising activities, social and cultural events, leadership
development workshops, and educational and political forums. Membership in MULYP provides
individuals the opportunity to develop themselves professionally by creating a network of support
among peers.”
Contact: (414) 374-5850 or mulyp.info@tmulyp.org

Project Pivot
Location: 1122 N. Astor St. Milwaukee, WI 53202
Link: https://www.pivotwi.org/
Description: Project Pivot hopes to engage and connect a community of leaders with the right skills for
driving impact. While training on foundational topics are important and have a place within
organizational capacity building, a change in focus is needed for true community impact. Pivot is
building programming to introduce and discuss nationally innovative ideas and trends in organizational
leadership on a local scale.
Contact: Shelly Schnupp at shelly@pivotwi.org

Public Relations Society of America: Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter
Location: online
Link: https://www.prsawis.org/
Description: Join the PR Professionals! Welcome to the website of the Public Relations Society of
America Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter. We are approximately 300 members strong, representing
public relations and communications professionals from across our region, from recent college
graduates to mid-level professionals to leaders in agency, corporate and nonprofit settings. As a
communicator, you have to keep pace with changes in society, track organizational issues and know the
latest trends. PRSA of Southeastern Wisconsin can help you meet these challenges and capitalize on the
opportunities offered by them. To that end, we offer:
• Regular professional development presentations
• Ongoing networking events
• Professional accreditation (APR)
• Volunteer and community service opportunities
• Special opportunities for Young Pros
• Leadership roles through Board service
• Recognition through our annual awards program, the Paragons
Contact: Patrick McSweeney, Fellow, APR, president at patrickmcsweeney22@gmail.com

Social X
Location: P.O. Box 510644 Milwaukee, WI 53203
Link: http://socialxmke.com/
Description: “We are a social-oasis for young, diverse professionals and Millennials in the Greater
Milwaukee area. We engage young talent to flourish by creating opportunities to build relationships and
fall in love with the city over-and-over again. We are the gambit for corporations and organizations to
retain, recruit and rouse young talent by creating value in what the city has to offer. Social X is a
lifestyle, entertainment and consulting group comprised of several individuals who provide a variety of
entertainment options for the young, urbane, and educated professionals of Milwaukee, we
affectionately call X’er.”
Contact: info@socialxmke.com

Spectrum Nonprofit Services
Location: 1122 N. Astor St. Milwaukee, WI 53202
Link: https://spectrumnonprofit.com/
Description: We take a unique approach to our work with nonprofits that emphasizes resilience,
adaptivity, and dynamic decision making. We bring tools, knowledge, and perspective to each
engagement, so organizations can truly own their strategy and business model.
Contact: 1-414-727-1029 or chrisf@spectrumnonprofit.com

TEMPO Waukesha
Location: Westmoor Country Club 400 S. Moorland Rd. Brookfield, WI 53005
Link: https://www.tempowaukesha.com/
Description: Tempo® Waukesha is a non-profit organization for executive and professional persons in
the Waukesha County area. It was established to provide a network for leaders and future leaders, to
increase awareness of issues and trends within the community and to develop the strengths and talents
of female executives.
Contact: info@tempowaukesha.com

University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee – M.S. in Nonprofit Management and Leadership
Location: 2442 E. Hartford Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53201
Link: http://uwm.edu/graduateschool/nonprofit-management-leadership/
Description: “The College of Letters and Science and the Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business offer and
present jointly the Master of Science (M.S.) in Nonprofit Management and Leadership. The program is
designed to provide students with the essential theoretical and practical knowledge and skills needed to
be successful in managing and leading nonprofit sector organizations.”
Contact: (414) 229-6569 or gradschool@uwm.edu

Waukesha County Business Alliance – Leadership Waukesha County
Location: 2717 N Grandview Ave. #300 Waukesha, WI 53188
Link: http://www.waukesha.org/pages/LeadershipWaukeshaCounty
Description: “Leadership Waukesha County is a program that focuses on the development of business
professionals who live or work in the greater Waukesha County area. In its 25+ years of existence, over
400 graduates of Leadership Waukesha County have strengthened their personal and professional
skills.”
Contact: (262) 542-4249 or alliance@waukesha.org

Waukesha County Business Alliance – Professional Women’s Development Network
Location: 2717 N Grandview Ave. #300 Waukesha, WI 53188
Link: http://www.waukesha.org/pages/ProfessionalWomensDevelopmentNetwork
Description: “The Professional Women’s Development Network encourages each member’s individual
potential through a supportive environment and a variety of educational programs and resources. The
network motivates and encourages women by celebrating the unique contributions that women bring to
business.”
Contact: (262) 542-4249 or alliance@waukesha.org

Waukesha County Business Alliance – Young Professionals
Location: 2717 N Grandview Ave. #300 Waukesha, WI 53188
Link: http://www.waukesha.org/pages/YoungProfessionals
Description: “This group helps “20-& 30- something’s” advance professionally, connect to the
community, enrich relationships and become the next generation of leaders in Waukesha County.
Networking programs, educational luncheons, and developmental workshops are designed for up-andcoming professionals to interact and build lasting connections.”
Contact: (262) 542-4249 or alliance@waukesha.org

Wellness Council of Wisconsin
Location: N19W24400 Riverwood Dr. #260 Waukesha, WI 53188
Link: https://www.wellnesscouncilwi.org/WCWI.htm
Description: The Wellness Council is the only nonprofit organization in Wisconsin dedicated exclusively
to helping employers design results-oriented wellness programs to maximize the health and productivity
of their most valuable asset- their employees. As Wisconsin’s premier resource for workplace wellness,
WCWI’s mission is to serve by:
• Empowering organization in transforming culture to change lives;
• Helping employers build comprehensive and sustainable programs;
• Dedicated to local support with a national network;
• Connecting over 700 likeminded professionals who support over 500 organizations.
Contact: wcwi@wellnesscouncilwi.org

Young Leaders in Kenosha (YLink)
Location: 5500 6th Ave. #200 Kenosha, WI 53140
Link: http://ylinkenosha.com/
Description: “YLink (Young Leaders in Kenosha) is an established young professionals (age 21-40)
program managed by the Kenosha Area Business Alliance. The organization is driven by a volunteer
leadership team of passionate young professionals who are closely tied to the Kenosha community
through their personal and professional networks and interests.”
Contact: Brooke Infusino, Executive Director, (26@2) 605-1100 or binfusino@ylinkenosha.com

Young Nonprofit Professionals Network – Greater Milwaukee Chapter
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Link: http://www.ynpnmke.org/
Description: “The Young Nonprofit Professionals Network – Greater Milwaukee Chapter (YNPN) was
founded in 2006 to create a network where next generation leaders can connect and support each other
in order to strengthen their own leadership skills and, as a result, the nonprofit sector. We do this
primarily through education and networking events.”
Contact: info@ynpnmke.org

Young Professionals of Racine (YPR)
Location: 300 5th St. Racine, WI 53403
Link: http://www.racinechamber.com/ypr
Description: “YPR is the best place for young professionals to get engaged and gain access to the
business community. YPR is open to career-minded individuals who are 21 years and older (and the
young at heart!) and currently includes members from more than 50 different companies in the greater
Racine area”
Contact: (262) 634-1931 or ramac@racinechamber.com

 

Recognition and Awards
BizTimes Media: Nonprofit Excellence Awards
Location: 126 N. Jefferson St. #403 Milwaukee, WI 53202
Link:
Description:

https://www.biztimes.com/annual-event/nonprofit-excellence-awards-2/
Nonprofit Collaboration of the year award: This award recognizes a collaborative project that
encompasses developed collaborative relationships with other nonprofit organizations
engagement of multiple stakeholders within the community being served and innovation in
approaching a community problem or issue and have leveraged these relationships to make and
even more meaningful impact in the community. Note: since this award recognizes a project
that may involve multiple organizations or individuals, it may be “awarded” to more than one
part of the project in recognition of their contributions.
Nonprofit Executive of the Year: This award is given to a nonprofit leader who demonstrates
vision and innovation in advancing the mission of the nonprofit extensive involvement in a
nonprofit and/or creativity in bringing new resources and opportunities to the nonprofit.
Nonprofit (organization) of the year (2):
This award is given to a nonprofit organization (not an individual) in recognition for creativity
and innovation in building a sustainable organization excellence in teamwork and an
outstanding dedication to the organization’s mission in the community organizational excellence
in management and operations: Large (operating budget $3M and above) and Small (operating
budget under $3M)
Social Enterprise
This award recognizes a nonprofit organization that demonstrates creative application of the
principles of social enterprise in the operation and funding of the organization.
Contact: 414-272-8181

Lead2Change, Inc. – DreamBig!
Location: 2432 N. Teutonia Ave. #200 Milwaukee, WI 53206
Link: http://lead2changeinc.org/events/
Description: “Lead 2 Change offers awards at their annual DreamBig! Event and is presented to
individuals or groups who have made a substantial impact in youth programming within Milwaukee,
Ozaukee, Washington, and Waukesha Counties.
Contact: (414)226-2410 or info@lead2changeinc.org

SysLogic IT Innovation Award
Location: 225 W. Vine St. 53212 Milwaukee, WI
Link: https://www.unitedwaygmwc.org/SysLogic-IT-Innovation-Award
Description: In the spirit of making a difference and taking action, SysLogic is pleased to announce the
creation of its innovative and first-of-kind IT Innovation Award (ITIA) in support of United Way Agency
Program Partners. This award will provide one agency technical support in developing a way to use
technology to simplify the work that you do. For example, creating a system that multiple departments
can use simultaneously with the ability to access different information; keeping client information
confidential while reducing the amount of time a client spends repeating information.It is our hope that
this Award will enable member agencies to think forward about technology and innovation in their
community mission, and provide means to achieve those objectives. SysLogic’s creation of the ITIA is
intended to serve two primary purposes:
• To advance the goals of IT United via direct volunteerism
• To facilitate meaningful innovation that leads to measurable outcomes and impact
The ITIA is a grant of IT services equivalent to a maximum monetary value of $100,000.
Contact: Contact Sarah Marbes at 414.263.8183 or via email.

United Way: Philanthropic 5 Awards
Location: 225 W. Vine St. 53212 Milwaukee, WI
Link: https://www.unitedway.gmwc.org/P5
Description: “Each year, United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County Emerging Leaders honor
five community leaders for their commitment to the community through their Philanthropic Five
awards. The awards, created by United Way’s Emerging Leaders Council, recognize five community
leaders in their 20s, 30s, and 40s who give, advocate and volunteer for change throughout Greater
Milwaukee and Waukesha’s nonprofit community.”
Contact: 414-263-8100
https://www.unitedwaygmwc.org/P5

Young Nonprofit Professionals Network
Location: Milwaukee, WI
• Emerging Leader Award
Link: http://www.ynpnmke.org/emerging_leader_award
Description: Think you or one of your colleagues deserves recognition for the work they do? Fill
out the nomination form today! The winner of the Emerging Leader Award will receive a free
annual membership to YNPN. The winner will also be announced at the 2019 YNPN Milwaukee
Annual Kickoff in the beginning of the year (date TBD). The winner or their nominator must be
present to accept the award.
Contact: info@ynpnmke.org
• Distinguished Leader Award Nominations
Link: http://www.ynpnmke.org/distinguished_leader_award
Description: Think you or one of your colleagues deserves recognition for the work they do? Fill
out the nomination form today! The winner of the Distinguished Leader Award will receive a
free year of Ruby level organizational membership. The winner will also be announced at the
2019 YNPN Milwaukee Annual Kickoff in the beginning of the year (date TBD). The winner or
their nominator must be present to accept the award.
Contact: info@ynpnmke.org
• Ilona Nicole Memorial Graduate Scholarship
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Link: http://www.ynpnmke.org/apply_scholarship
Description: We are honoring a former board member and encouraging other nonprofit
professionals to pursue advanced degrees through a $1,000 annual scholarship gift.
Applications will be evaluated on:
• Current enrollment in a graduate program.
• Current involvement in the nonprofit sector.
• Future plans to remain actively involved in the nonprofit sector.
• Leadership qualities.
• A letter of recommendation.
Recipient will be presented with the scholarship at YNPN’s 2019 Annual Kick-Off event.
Attendance at the Kick-Off event is required for the recipient. The February date, time and
location of the event are TBD.This scholarship is only open to candidates in Southeast Wisconsin
(including Milwaukee, Waukesha, Washington, Kenosha, Racine, and Ozaukee counties).
Contact: ilona@ynpnmke.org

 

 

Technical and Logistics Resources

 

Insurance

Common Ground Healthcare Cooperative: Small Business
Location: 120 Bishop’s Way #150 Brookfield, WI 53005
Link: https://www.commongroundhealthcare.org/small-businesses/
Description: We are the health insurance solution for thousands of small businesses, nonprofits,
individuals and families throughout eastern Wisconsin. We are a nonprofit cooperative dedicated to
delivering quality, comprehensive health insurance.
Contact: 855-494-2667

M3 Insurance
Location:1425 Discovery Parkway Wauwatosa, WI 53226
Link: www.m3ins.com
Description: The spirit of giving – it’s been integral to M3 since our founding more than 50 years ago.
With the formation of the M3 Foundation in 2016, M3 has taken that instinct to do good to the next
level. M3 continues to support the charitable attitudes of M3 employees, while the M3 Foundation
solidifies our legacy of financial giving. The communities where we live and work give us a lot. M3 wants
to give back in ways that have real value. That’s why we donate our time and money to local
organizations that help make people’s lives better.
Contact: (608) 273-0655

 

Information Technology Support

ENTECHLocation: 2033 E. Hartford Ave. 53211
Link: https://uwm.edu/cuir/community-engagement/entech/
Description: “ENTECH was set up in 1999 as the Technology Initiative of the Nonprofit Management
Fund, a Milwaukee foundation dedicated to helping nonprofits improve their management
effectiveness. The Fund began the technology initiative to meet a need they had identified among local
nonprofits for proactive, independent assessments of their technology capabilities and needs,
particularly in the context of grant requests to improve their technical capabilities. In 2001, this initiative
was incorporated as a program of the Helen Bader Institute for Nonprofit Management at the University
of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.
Contact: (414) 229 – 2913

Nonprof-IT
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Link: http://uwm.edu/informationstudies/nonprofit/
Description: “The mission of the nonprof-IT program is to empower local nonprofit organizations with
comprehensive information technology support by creating internship opportunities for UW-Milwaukee
students. Under the supervision and tutelage of academic and nonprof-IT staff, the student teams work
in unison with the nonprofit organization to assess their technology needs and goals as they develop,
implement, and evaluate a customized strategic technology plan.”
Contact: Adam Hudson, (414) 229-3822, arhudson@uwm.edu

IT United
Location: 225 W. Vine St. Milwaukee, WI 53212
Link: https://www.unitedwaygmwc.org/IT-United
Description: IT United members are technology professionals making a difference in our community
through events, volunteerism, and advocacy focused around local students interested in technology.
Contact: Mimi Laflin via email.

Wisconsin Center for IT Services (Wi-CITS) University of Wisconsin – WhiteWater
Location: 800 W. Main St. Whitewater, WI 53190
Link: http://www.uww.edu/cobe/aboutthecollege/businesscenters
Description: The Wisconsin Center for IT Services assists small businesses and not-for-profit
organizations by providing IT solutions including website design and development. Student interns and
faculty supervisors help clients with optimizing search engine results, improving web site security, and
creating user-friendly designs and easy updates. Wi-CITS also offers non-credit courses in Web Design
and Development and in Project Management leading to certificates.

 

Legal Support

Milwaukee Bar Association
Location: 747 N. Broadway Milwaukee, WI 53202
Link: https://milwbar.org/index.php
Description: Wisconsin was only a decade old when the Milwaukee Bar Association (MBA) was founded
in 1858. Since its inception, the MBA has successfully advocated for local and state practice standards,
ethics codes and lawyer discipline, and licensure, including diploma privilege as it uniquely remains
today.
Contact: (414) 274-6760

American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin
Location: Milwaukee, Green Bay, Chippewa Valley, Fox Valley
Link: www.aclu-wi.org
Description: The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Wisconsin is committed to the protection of
civil rights and civil liberties in Wisconsin. Through education and litigation, the ACLU challenges private
and governmental conduct limiting the civil rights of individuals and organizations throughout the state.
Attorneys interested in volunteering their time and talents to the protection of civil liberties can assist
the ACLU in a number of ways. Working with the ACLU, attorneys can volunteer to represent clients in
court on civil liberties issues. ACLU volunteers also draft appellate briefs on behalf of ACLU clients or on
behalf of the ACLU as amicus curiae in cases of constitutional significance. Attorneys can also assist the
ACLU by serving on its Lawyers Committee, which screens and evaluates the merits of cases brought to
its attention to ensure that the litigation program addresses the most important civil rights issues in the
most cost-efficient manner.
Contact: Larry Dupuis, Legal Director at liberty@aclu-wi.org

Centro Legal
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Link: www.centrolegalwisconsin.org
Description: Centro Legal represents indigent and low-income clients with a sliding fee scale based on
household income. Legal services are provided in the areas of family law and criminal law
(misdemeanor).Centro Legal has volunteer opportunities for attorneys, students, and interested
individuals. Volunteer attorneys can assist with new client intake at Centro Legal’s office, or can take on
representation of clients referred by Centro Legal. Non-attorney volunteers can assist with answering
phones, general office work and contacting clients to schedule appointments.
Contact: Heather Ramirez at hramirez@centrolegalwisconsin.org

Eastern District Bankruptcy Court Help Desk
Description: The U.S. Bankruptcy Court Help Desk operates every Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 10:30
a.m. in Room 126 of the Federal Courthouse, 517 E. Wisconsin Avenue. The Help Desk is seeking
volunteer attorneys to staff the Thursday sessions and lawyers willing to take Chapter 13 referrals.
Members of the Bankruptcy Section of the Milwaukee Bar Association, with the assistance and support
of the State Bar of Wisconsin, provide assistance to Chapter 7 debtors completing the required
bankruptcy paperwork or addressing problems with their paperwork identified by the Court, the clerk’s
office or trustees. Assistance is available on a first come, first served basis. There is a sign-in form in
room 126 and each person will be called in turn. Assistance also is available to Chapter 7 debtors (or
people considering filing chapter 7 bankruptcy) who wish to proceed pro se (i.e., do not have a lawyer to
represent them in a bankruptcy case).
Contact: Attorney Andy Herbach at aherbach@hswmke.com

Marquette Volunteer Legal Clinic at House of Peace
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Link: www.legalhelpmilwaukee.org
Description: The Marquette University Legal Clinic provides basic walk-in legal advice and referrals on a
variety of issues, including divorce, custody and support, landlord-tenant disputes, employment
matters, municipal citations, and consumer problems. The Clinic gives basic guidance to people who are
representing themselves in disputes, assistance in filling out forms or drafting letters, advice about how
to pursue or respond to claims, and information regarding how to access other legal resources that can
provide representation. The Clinic does not take cases or represent clients in an ongoing manner. The
Clinic is open on Tuesday evenings from 3 – 7 p.m., and is located at the House of Peace Community
Center (see address above). It is staffed each week by a rotating group of volunteer supervising
attorneys and law students. Supervising attorneys are asked to volunteer at the Clinic approximately
one evening per month from 3 – 5 p.m. or 5- 7 p.m. Each supervising attorney and student undergoes
training and orientation, and malpractice insurance is provided through Marquette University.
Contact: Julie Darnieder at julie.darnieder@marquette.edu

Milwaukee Synagogue for Russian Jews
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Description: The Milwaukee Synagogue for Russian Jews provides a variety of services to immigrants
from the former U.S.S.R., including religious education, counseling, a food pantry, career assistance,
crisis intervention, and general information and referrals.
Volunteer attorneys can take pro bono referrals on matters including incorporation of small businesses,
family law, elder law, and discrimination.
Contact: Ester Riva Milchtein and Rabbi Alexander Milchtein at ERM26@AOL.com
RabbiAM@AOL.com

 

Accounting and Bookkeeping

Giersch Nonprofit Bookkeeping & Accounting Firm
Location: Brookfield, Madison, and Milwaukee, WI
Link: http://www.gierschgroup.com/NonprofitServices/Bookkeeping
Description: The Giersch Group’s bookkeeping services for nonprofit organizations provide timely,
accurate financial statements you can use to better run your organization. Nonprofits deserve and
benefit from professional bookkeeping support just as much as small and family-run businesses. No
matter how simple or complex your accounting needs may be, our professionals have the required
experience to help your organization increase its effectiveness through professional bookkeeping
support.
The difference between other bookkeeping services and the Giersch Group is simple: we don’t just
supply you with financials, we teach you how to understand and use them in order to make better
decisions.
Contact: http://www.gierschgroup.com/Contact

Milkus, Trier, & Company CPAs
Location: West Bend, WI
Link: https://milkustriercpa.com/industries/not-for-profit/
Description: No matter what role your organization has in the not-for-profit sector, managing costs,
competing for funding, and generating and maintaining membership is a constant challenge. Our firm is
ready and able to help your not-for-profit organization handle compilations, reviews, tax-exempt issues
and estate gifts.
Types of organizations we support include:
Social service agencies
Arts foundations
Educational institutions
Churches
Contact: (262) 338-0159

Niebler Pyzyk Law Offices: Carrig, Jenechick, & Hanley, LLP.
Location: Menomonee Falls, WI
Link: http://www.nieblerpyzyk.com/BusinessLaw/NonProfitOrganizationsAttorney
Description: Whether you run a charity, religious group, or other non-profit organization (NPO),
attaining nonprofit status is essential and at times a fundamental right.
The corporate attorneys of Niebler, Pyzyk, Carrig, Jelenchick & Hanley, LLP have helped establish
nonprofit organizations in Wisconsin for over 75 years.
Contact: 262-251-5330

Numbers4Nonprofits
Location: Milwaukee and Madison, WI
Link: http://numbers4nonprofits.com/
Description: Our mission at Numbers 4 Nonprofits is to manage money with mission. We provide costeffective accounting solutions for any nonprofit…regardless of size.
We are inspired by the missions of our nonprofit clients and the work they do in the community. We
take our commitment to helping you fulfill your mission to improve the lives of others very seriously.
Our role is to be a partner in the growth of your organization. We deliver timely, meaningful and
accurate financial information, and use that to support your decision-making process. We want to hear
your story. We want to play an active role in helping your mission. We want to roll up our sleeves to
help protect your organization’s assets while you move your mission forward.
Contact: 414-800-1422 and http://numbers4nonprofits.com/contact-us/

RitzHolman CPAs
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Link: https://ritzholman.com/nonprofit-audit-services/
Description: Helping Nonprofit Organizations Stay Financially Healthy; It’s Why We’re In Accounting.
Accountants don’t often talk about passion. But since its early years, RitzHolman CPAs has been
committed to helping nonprofits thrive. Our firm specializes in serving nonprofit organizations. In fact,
we serve more than 300 nonprofit organizations at the present time providing audit, accounting, and tax
services. We have a talented audit team that focuses solely on providing services to nonprofit
organizations. Our niche experience provides you with knowledgeable staff who performs the
procedures consistently, efficiently, and with your best interest in mind.
Contact: 414-271-1451

RPB CPAs
Location: Milwaukee, Madison, McFarland, WI
Link: http://rpb.biz/industries/non-profit/
Description: RPB is one of the premier support providers for non-profit organizations. We provide
financial reporting and advice for over 500 non-profit organizations of all different sizes and missions. As
your auditor or advisor, we will help you address governmental issues, assess your operating
environment, interpret new regulations, and address compliance.
Compliance is only one objective. The reason to engage our firm is our value-added ability to develop a
financial reporting model that accurately tells your story. Every non-profit is competing for funding
resources. As your auditor, we will help develop financial reporting to best reflect the success of your
mission.
Contact: (414) 271-7800

 

Logistics and Transportation

 

Milwaukee Careers Cooperative
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Link: http://www.mccjobs.org/MilwaukeeStaffing/Transportation
Description: Employers within a 45 radius of Milwaukee can access a large labor pool of qualified
workers by using the Milwaukee Area JobRide Collaborative (MAJC) funded by the State of Wisconsin,
Department of Transportation, Wisconsin Employment Transportation Assistance Program (WETAP).
MAJC provides safe, affordable and reliable employment transportation to and from worksites not
served by the public transit system.
Milwaukee Careers Cooperative (MCC) along with Employ Milwaukee and Esperanza Unida formed the
Milwaukee Area JobRide Collaborative (MAJC) to operate the JobRide services in Southeastern
Wisconsin. Employ Milwaukee works with all of the Job Centers in Milwaukee County to ensure
employers have access to the large labor pool of job seekers without cars and the MAJC JobRide van
services to get them to and from work. MCC has over 21 years of experience in providing employment
transportation services and is the managing partner for MAJC.
Contact: For more information about the employment transportation services offered by MAJC, please
contact John Possell, MAJC JobRide Coordinator: email: johnpossell@mccjobs.org , phone: 414-937-
8260 Ext. 33, or Fax: 414-937-8266

 

Physical Space and Regular Convenings

Facilities Rental: University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee at Waukesha
Facilities Rental: University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee at Waukesha
Location: Waukesha, WI
Link: https://waukesha.uwc.edu/community/resources/facilities-rental
Description: UWM at Waukesha provides community groups a meeting place for cultural and
educational pursuits with several types of meeting facilities available. Rooms range from small seminar
rooms holding 10 to as large as 335 in our Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.
Special arrangements can be made to cater your food needs from coffee and rolls to a full scale
banquet. Please contact Food Service by calling (262) 650-9886. Please note: Food Service does not
operate during the summer or winterim session.
Contact: wakress@uwc.edu

Facilities Rental: University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee at Washington County
Location: West Bend, WI
Link: https://washington.uwc.edu/community/resources/facilities-rental
Description: UWM at Washington County can provide community groups a meeting place for cultural
and educational pursuits with several types of meeting facilities available. Rooms range from small
seminar rooms holding 10 to as large as 288 in our campus theatre.
Nestled in the beautiful Kettle Moraine with state-of-the-art facilities, the campus offers a perfect
setting for your meeting or event. View a campus map.
Contact: jean.kelley@uwc.edu or 262-335-5207

 

Additional Technical Support for Community Organizations

Adopt-a-Nonprofit: Fuel Milwaukee
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Link: https://www.fuelmilwaukee.org/page/ANPDescription
Description: FUEL will adopt eight nonprofits for one year, promoting the organization’s mission, events,
and volunteer opportunities to our members. Each nonprofit will be assigned a team of young
professionals that will work with them exclusively to devise a plan of outreach and promotion to spread
the word about the organization’s work.
Benefits to the Adopted Nonprofits
Adopted organizations will receive the following support and exposure from FUEL Milwaukee:
One major event designed to recruit FUEL members into your organization’s volunteer pool
An opportunity to showcase your nonprofit at one of FUEL’s Purely Social after-hours mixers
A customized page on FUEL’s website highlighting your organization’s mission, programs, events and
volunteer opportunities
Free job and volunteer postings to FUEL’s online career center
Inclusion in status updates, tweets and messages via FUEL’s social media networks and
Event promotions in FUEL’s monthly newsletter, The Connector.
Contact: Corry Joe Biddle at cjbiddle@mmac.org or by telephone at 414.287.4137